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A Lament for Michael the Archangel

A Lament of Michael,the Archangelby Michael Doyle The day after celebrating the birth of a daughterI return again to the celebration of the FatherRevisiting instruction in the ways of the kingdomAnd a memory of the better man that I’ve become … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: High Is Our Calling, Friend! Creative Art

“High is our calling, Friend! Creative Art / (Whether the instrument of words she use, / Or pencil pregnant with ethereal hues,) / Demands the service of a mind and heart.” -William Wordsworth, poet (1770-1850)

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First Principles: If We Desire To Secure Peace…It Must Be Known, That We Are At All Times Ready For War

“If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready … Continue reading

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First Principles: War Is Not the Best Engine For Us To Resort To; Nature Has Given Us One In Our Commerce

“War is not the best engine for us to resort to; nature has given us one in our commerce, which if properly managed, will be a better instrument for obliging the interested nations of Europe to treat us with justice.” … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Army…Is A Dangerous Instrument To Play With

“The Army … is a dangerous instrument to play with.” -George Washington (1783)

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First Principles: The Instrument By Which It (Government) Must Act Is Either the Authority of the Laws or Force. If the First Is Destroyed, the Last Must Be Substituted

“The instrument by which it [government] must act are either the AUTHORITY of the laws or FORCE. If the first be destroyed, the last must be substituted; and where this becomes the ordinary instrument of government there is an end … Continue reading

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Some Times We Can Wait No Longer

Some Times We Can Wait No Longerby Michael DoyleSocrates and Jesus took their last breathsAs each of these were put to their deathsAccused and tried for treason and blasphemyAnd in corrupting the young by truth’s divinityThe noble search and allegiance … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: In Truth It Is Life That Gives Unto Life – While You, Who Deem Yourself A Giver, Are But A Witness

“You often say; I would give, but only to the deserving, The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture.Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and nights is worthy of all else … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Declaration of Independence Is the Ring-Bolt To the Chain of Our Nation’s Destiny…the Principles Contained In That Instrument Are Saving Principles

 “I have said that the Declaration of Independence is the ring-bolt to the chain of your nation’s destiny. … The principles contained in that instrument are saving principles.” – Frederick Douglass          

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First Principles: Securing Peace Is One of the Most Powerful Instruments Is Our Rising Prosperity

“If we desire to insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for … Continue reading

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